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List Rules Vote up the best wrestlers still working in the ring after their 40th birthday

Wrestling is a difficult sport on your body, and it doesn't get any easier as you get older. The oldest wrestlers, still wrestling after their 40th birthday, are doing more than aging gracefully - they're aging powerfully, and somehow getting better in the ring as time goes on. We've put together this list of current wrestlers over 40 from all the different promotions, and that includes a lot of the oldest wrestlers in the WWE.

Many of these wrestlers who are 40 and older have stepped back from the ring to a degree as they expand their focus to include acting. Both John Cena, Chris Jericho, and Kane still rock the ring between personal and creative projects but not as often as they used to. Other older wrestlers, like Matt and Jeff Hardy, are still finding new storylines and holding their own against younger wrestlers. There are even wrestlers over 50 years old like Dr. Wagner Jr. who doesn't seem to plan on stopping any time soon.

There are so many old wrestlers who are great at what they do, but we need you to vote up the best active wrestlers who are 40 and older who are still truly the best of the best!

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Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 47 Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is best known for his ...more

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Allen Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 40 Allen Neal Jones, better known by his ring name A.J. Styles is an American professional wrestler currently under contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is in his second reign as the ...more

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Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 43 Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, better known by the ring name Rey Mysterio, is a Mexican-American professional wrestler who currently works for Asistencia Asesoría y ...more

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Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 40 Jeffrey Nero "Jeff" Hardy is an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter and musician who is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, He is also known for ...more

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Triple H is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 48 Triple H is a actor, wrestler and professional wrestling booker.

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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 38 John Felix Anthony Cena is an American professional wrestler, rapper and actor signed to WWE, where he is the current WWE United States Champion in his fourth reign. Cena is the public face of ...more

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Trish Stratus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 42 Patricia Anne Stratigeas is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, former fitness model, and fitness guru, actress and television personality, better known by her stage name and former ring ...more

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Sheamus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 40 Stephen Farrelly is an Irish professional wrestler. He is signed to the American professional wrestling promotion WWE, where he performs under the ring name Sheamus. Prior to joining WWE, ...more

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Kane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 50 Glenn Thomas Jacobs is an American professional wrestler, actor, and insurer. He works for WWE, and is best known by his ring name Kane. Jacobs began his professional wrestling career on the ...more

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Bobby Roode is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 41 Robert F. "Bobby" Roode Jr. is a Canadian professional wrestler. He is signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is a two time TNA World Heavyweight Champion. His first reign, ...more

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Big Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 46 Paul Donald Wight is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Big Show. Signed to WWE, Wight is a seven-time world champion, having won the WCW World Heavyweight ...more

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Ron Killings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 46 Ronald Aaron "Ron" Killings, better known by the ring name R-Truth, is an American professional wrestler and rapper. He is currently signed to WWE. Since working for WWE, he has been a ...more

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Brock Lesnar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 38 Brock Edward Lesnar is an American professional wrestler and former professional mixed martial artist, currently signed to WWE. Lesnar is a four-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a former UFC ...more

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Matt Hardy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 43 Matthew Moore Hardy is an American professional wrestler and professional wrestling promoter currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand currently one-half of the brand's Tag ...more

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Goldust is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 48 Dustin Patrick Runnels, is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring names Goldust and Dustin Rhodes. He is signed to WWE. Dustin Runnels' enigmatic, sexually ambiguous gimmick ...more

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Bobby Lashley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 41 Franklin Roberto "Bobby" Lashley is an American mixed martial artist, former collegiate amateur wrestler, and professional wrestler, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling ...more

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Shelton Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 42 Shelton James Benjamin is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler best known for his tenure in World Wrestling Entertainment. He wrestled for Ring of Honor for two years, ...more

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Austin Aries is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 40 Daniel Healy "Dan" Solwold Jr. better known by his ring name Austin Aries, is an American professional wrestler, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Aries is a six-time ...more

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Mark Henry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 46 Mark Jerrold Henry is an American powerlifter, Olympic weightlifter, strongman and professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE. He was a two-time Olympian in 1992 and 1996 and a Silver, ...more

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Alberto Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 40 José Alberto Rodríguez is a Mexican professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist, perhaps best known for his tenure with the American professional wrestling promotion ...more

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36 55
Jushin Liger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 53 Keiichi Yamada, better known as Jushin Liger and later, Jushin Thunder Liger is a Japanese professional wrestler who primarily works for New Japan Pro Wrestling. He has wrestled and beaten many ...more

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Rhyno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
Rhyno age 43

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Chavo Guerrero, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 47 Salvador "Chavo" Guerrero IV also known as Chavo Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero Jr., is a third generation Mexican-American professional wrestler and member of the famed Guerrero ...more

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Hiroshi Tanahashi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 41 Hiroshi Tanahashi is a Japanese professional wrestler who works primarily for New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is a former seven-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, one-time IWGP Intercontinental ...more

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Tamina Snuka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 40 Sarona Reiher is an American professional wrestler and actress. She is currently signed with WWE under the ring name Tamina Snuka. She is the daughter of professional wrestler Jimmy Snuka and ...more

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Titus O'Neil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 40 Thaddeus Michael Bullard Sr. is an American professional wrestler and retired college and professional football player. Bullard played college football for the University of Florida, and ...more

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Drago is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
Drago age 43

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Sin Cara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 41 Jorge Arias is a Mexican-American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Sin Cara. Airas wrestled under the ring name ...more

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Minoru Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 49 Minoru Suzuki is a Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. Suzuki was the co-founder of Pancrase, one of the first mixed martial arts organizations in the world. During the ...more

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Keiji Mutoh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 55 Keiji Mutoh is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. He is mostly known for his work as The Great Muta in New Japan Pro ...more

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Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 45 Shawn Hernandez is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Hernandez. Hernandez is best known for his work with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He is an eight-time ...more

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Dr. Wagner Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 53 Juan Manuel González Barrón is a Mexican luchador (Spanish for "professional wrestler") who is best known under the ring name Dr. Wagner Jr., having used that name since ...more

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Tomohiro Ishii is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 42 Tomohiro Ishii is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently signed to the New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion. He is also known for his work with the independent Fighting World of Japan Pro ...more

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Jaguar Yokota is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 56 Rimi Yokota is a Japanese professional wrestler and later wrestling trainer, who wrestled under the name Jaguar Yokota. She is widely considered one of the greatest female wrestlers of all time, ...more

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Blue Demon, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 51 Blue Demon Jr. is a Mexican luchador and professional wrestler. He is the adopted son of the legendary original Blue Demon and is the first Mexican and the second masked wrestler to win the NWA ...more

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Mima Shimoda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 47 Mima Shimoda is a Japanese female professional wrestler, who is working for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre and Japanese promotion World Woman ...more

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Vampiro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 50 Ian Richard Hodgkinson, better known by his ring name Vampiro, is a Canadian professional wrestler currently working for Lucha Underground as a color commentator. Hodgkinson is semi-retired and ...more

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Konnan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 54 Charles Ashenoff also known as Carlos Santiago Espada Moises and better known by his ring name, Konnan, is a Cuban professional wrestler and rapper. Konnan is well known in Mexico due to his ...more

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Yuji Nagata is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 49 Yuji Nagata is a Japanese professional wrestler signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling. He is known for his perennial tweener status, currently a solid fan favorite, and his stiff, shoot style ...more

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Ricky Banderas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
Ricky Banderas age 42 Gilbert Cosme is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler, better known by his ring names El Mesías and Ricky Banderas. He began his career in the International Wrestling Association based on ...more

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Mascarita Sagrada is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 53 Mascarita Sagrada is a Mexican Mini Luchador enmascarado and one of the most well known Mexican Minis of the modern era. He is the original Mascarita Sagrada although there have been several ...more

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Matt Striker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 43 Matthew Kaye is an American professional wrestler and wrestling commentator, currently working for Lucha Underground. He is better known for his time in WWE as Matt Striker. He is also an ...more

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Ricky Reyes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 40 Rick Diaz is a Mexican–Puerto Rican professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Ricky Reyes. Known for his appearances in Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and various other ...more

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Ezekiel Jackson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 40 Rycklon Stephens is a Guyanese professional wrestler best known for his time in WWE working under the ring name Ezekiel Jackson. Stephens won the ECW Championship in 2010, and is recognized by ...more

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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
AmrAl-shura added age 48 Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. She rose to prominence after releasing her self-titled debut studio album Mariah Carey in 1990; it went ...more

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Negro Casas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 57 José Casas Ruiz is a Mexican professional wrestler and trainer working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre under the ring name Negro Casas. He is the son of former wrestler turned referee ...more

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Jun Akiyama is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 48 Jun Akiyama is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently working for All Japan Pro Wrestling, where he is the president, representative director and co-head booker. Akiyama is known for his ...more

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Cima is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added age 40 Nobuhiko Oshima, better known by his ring name Cima, is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently wrestles for Dragon Gate and its international expansion Dragon Gate USA.

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Jun Kasai is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
venome added Jun Kasai age 43 Jun Kasai is a Japanese professional wrestler, primarily competing for Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS. Dubbed the Crazy Monkey for his violent and often self-harmful style of hardcore wrestling, Kasai ...more

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Pimpinela Escarlata is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Wrestlers Over 40 Still Wrestling
age 48 Mario González Lozano is a Mexican Luchador, or professional wrestler, who works as an Exótico for the Mexican Asistencia Asesoría y Administración promotion under ...more